Twice a year, I trim the ends of my hair. I usually cut up to an inch of my hair after I have washed, conditioned, and moisturized my hair. At first, I use to be afraid to cut my hair because in my mind, I felt like there was no way I could retain length if I kept cutting my hair. As I researched information on healthy hair, one of the top ways to keep your hair healthy and strong was to trim it every so often each year.
Trimming your hair is important because it can help with split or damaged ends. When hair grows from your scalp (new growth) it is healthy but as time goes by as it grows and moves away from the scalp, it is affected by current elements such as weather, daily styling, blow drying hair, and etc. Over time, your hair slowly becomes damage which leads to slip ends. If you have split ends and don’t trim it off, it can damage your hair even more, causing it to break off and not retaining length. This method is one of the best ways to stop damage in its tracks.
Here are some important tools that I used for trimming my hair:
– Hair Shears (Scissors) **Please use scissors that made specifically for hair**
– Hair Clips/Clamps
I trim my hair myself but if you are uncomfortable with cutting your hair or if your hair is really damaged, please schedule an appointment with a licensed hair stylist.
In between hair trims, I make sure to keep up with healthy hair practices (keep my hair moisturize, limiting heat, and etc.) and sleeping in my hair bonnet to keep split ends to a minimal.
When was the last time you had your hair trimmed?
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